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  1. 2012 Grid Challenge: Son rises in the West

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Good morning from Candlestick Park, where parking lot attendants have been on duty since 4 a.m. local time, bracing for a busy weekend in the Bay Area. With so much going on, I wasn't going to sit around and wait for traffic to cu...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  2. Setting expectations for Steven Jackson

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams have announced Steven Jackson as their starting running back Sunday despite a groin injury. I'm guessing we'll still see rookie Daryl Richardson get chances to run the ball in this game against the Chicago Bears. Jackson missed ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  3. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: Pressure situation. The San Francisco 49ers must pressure Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, of course. They'll be counting on second-year linebacker Aldon Smith to pick up where he left off last s...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  4. Some long teeth in NFC West backfields

    Mike Sando

    Roughly 90 percent of currently signed NFL halfbacks are not yet 28 years old. I'm counting one, Fred Jackson, older than 30. (He is 31.) Willis McGahee and Michael Turner are 30. The rest are younger. Teams will add a few older backs as the d...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  5. Was 49ers' Roman right about Saints' D?

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Greg Roman, the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator, naturally wasn't going to disrespect an opponent heading into a playoff game. Sure, the New Orleans Saints' opponents have averaged 5.0 yards per rushing attempt th...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  6. Tough sledding: Eight not enough for Gore

    Mike Sando

    Not that Frank Gore's candidacy for MVP needs defending, but just in case: The San Francisco 49ers' running back has gained 28.6 percent of his rushing yards against eight or more defenders in the box. That's the highest percentage among all playe...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  7. Raising concerns over Rams' run defense

    Mike Sando

    Joe from Phoenix raises concerns about the St. Louis Rams' run defense. He sees other NFC West teams beefing up their ground games while the Rams appear largely unchanged on defense when it comes to stopping the run. Mike Sando: The free-agent sig...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  8. Jackson, Gore among Pro Bowl leaders

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore ranks third among NFC running backs in Pro Bowl balloting among fans, the league announced. Fan balloting continues online through Dec. 20. Coaches and players vote Dec. 22-23. The top three running backs ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  9. Gridiron Challenge: Averting disaster

    Mike Sando

    Add this one to the fantasy football near-miss file. Watching Oakland flounder on offense against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6 nearly convinced me to start the Denver Broncos' defense against the Raiders in Week 7. Nearly. The Broncos' ...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  10. Much fantasy love for Gore, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    ESPN fantasy guru Matthew Berry is all over Frank Gore specifically and the 2010 San Francisco 49ers in general. "Gore, (Michael) Crabtree, (Vernon) Davis, Josh Morgan and (Alex) Smith are all on my love list this year," Berry proclaims. "I think ...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  11. Sam Bradford, Alex Smith and coordinators

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' changes at offensive coordinator have become an annual storyline. The team has gone from Mike McCarthy to Norv Turner to Jim Hostler to Mike Martz to Jimmy Raye to Michael Johnson to Greg Roman since January 2006. The e...

    Blog | March 29, 2011